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This list features artists’ books that engage in a dialogue with the digital world. Rather than resisting the growing presence of the Internet, these artists excavate and explore the vast online landscape for their artistic endeavours. The projects neither celebrate the Internet nor do they banish it. Instead, they acknowledge and reflect on the net’s ever growing presence and it’s impact on culture today.
Mungo Thomson: Negative Space
Call Number: Artist Book 0341
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
"All the images in Negative Space are inverted from photographs taken by the Hubble space telescope." -- Colophon.
A Wikipedia Reader
Call Number: Artist Book 0511
Publication Date: 2009
"This was commissioned by the Art Libraries Society of New York for the Contemporary Artists Books Conference at Printed Matter's 2009 NY Art Book Fair."
"What follows is the documentation of 23 travels within Wikipedia (navigating from article to article via a connecting hyper-link, producing a string of connecting articles)."
Contributors include Paul Branca, Dexter Sinister, Barbara Ess, Fillip, Rob Giampietro, Marc Handelman, Zach Houston, Adam Katz and Julia Sherman, Brian Kennon/ 2nd Cannons Publications, Chosil Kil, Alex Klein, Marisa Olson, Paul Pieroni, Laurel Ptak, Eileen Quinlan, Michael Smoler, Jamie Stewart, Oraib Toukan, Lia Trinka-Browner, Jen Delos Reyes, Rafael Rozendaal, Ryan Waller, and Amy Yao.
Secession - Christopher Wool (Polaroids)
Call Number: Artist Book 0756
Publication Date: 2011
The first of a continuing series of altered facsimiles of catalogs from the Vienna Secession.
An altered facsimile of the catalog of a Christopher Wool exhibition held Sept. 14-Nov. 11, 2001 at Wiener Secession, replacing photographs taken by Wool of his own paintings with polaroids (mostly of nudes) found online. Made for Kennon's 2011 exhibition Get In at ltd los angeles.
Call Number: Artist Book 0790
Missed Connections documents missed connections posted on Craigslist during and relating to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Missed connections are part of the personals section of Craigslist for people to search for a stranger they shared a moment with. The postings are sincere, raunchy, vulnerable, and absurd. Postings were collected from across North America.
The Binder and the Server
Call Number: Artist Book 0870
Publication Date: 2012-03-23
The Binder and the Server is the outcome of several group discussions among Triple Canopy editors, and was written by senior editor Colby Chamberlain. The essay details the history of Triple Canopy in order to stake out our position on the ideology of Internet culture. By carefully examining the history of new-media publishing and the shift from disciplinary to control societies, the essay addresses the politics of online identity, friendship, labor, and the dream of digital democracy. In short: On the Internet, we are all contractors.
This pocket-sized edition of The Binder and the Server, designed by Franklin Vandiver, draws on experimental paperbacks of the 1960s, chief among them the collaborations of Marshall McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore. The book is characterized by cinematic layouts that merge text, typography, illustration, photography, and original artwork by Josh Kline and Dan Torop. -- triple canopy website
Your life story
Call Number: Artist Book 1664
Publication Date: 2015
"'Your life Story' employs Apple iPhone technology as a means of producing an original transcript. The novel comprises 138 pages of loose narrative composed through the use of the predictive text function. Speaking in and out of random tangents, the work acts as a subliminal message board that talks about the Government, iOS updates, China and so on."--Artist's website.
Call Number: HM101 .I58 2011 v.1
Publication Date: 2012-01-31
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